Surprise! So this is something that Krista McCracken (of Active History) and I have been working on for the past few months now, and we’ve both really excited to see it launch! So what is Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories? Here’s a snippet from the Active History post:
The Active History editorial team is excited to announce that in collaboration with Unwritten Histories, Canada’s History Society, and the Wilson Institute we’re organizing the first-ever Canadian History Twitter Conference. Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories will take place on Twitter August 24-25, 2017.
With this conference we hope to diversify the historical narrative and uplift marginalized historical perspectives. This event is designed to encourage collaboration, public engagement, and spark discussion about Canada’s history in a way that is accessible to everyone.
The format of the conference is modeled after the Public Archaeology Twitter Conference. Designed with no conference fees and no travel costs the online platform of Beyond 150 aims to breakdown barriers and stimulate discussion across the country and across multiple disciplines.
Would you like to learn more? Go here to read the rest of the Active History post and here to check out the official website! And don’t forget to follow our official account on Twitter (@Beyond150CA) and the conference hashtag, #beyond150ca. So be sure to spread the word and submit your own paper!